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  • The fact is, sensibly risk-averse investors (as opposed to those who have become risk-averse* only in the aftermath of the last 18 months) can / should / must reduce expected short-term risk by adding high-quality fixed-income (i.e., treasuries notes and bonds) and cash-equivalents (i.e., treasury bills) to their portfolios.

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  • NEW YORK—U.S. blue-chips rose Thursday but other measures lagged as risk-averse investors dumped materials and technology shares.

    Blue Chips Gain

  • As risk-averse investors have fled global instability, it has given a broad boost to the Swiss franc, yen and the dollar—all safe-haven currencies, although for different reasons.

    Euro Suffers on Greek Woes

  • Blue-chip stocks rose but the Nasdaq fell as risk-averse investors dumped materials and technology shares.

    Blue Chips Gain

  • The Dow industrials rose 64.25 points, or 0.5%, to 11961.52 but other measures lagged behind as risk-averse investors dumped materials and technology shares.

    What's News: Business & Finance

  • If you are more paranoid/risk-averse than this, you need a top-to-bottom risk policy that would include locking down every printer so confidential data isn't simply printed and carried off premises; or strip-searching employees.

    Should Employees Be Allowed to Use Their Own Devices for Work?

  • Some MF Global executives felt even before Mr. Corzine, a former bond trader, took over as CEO that Mr. Roseman was too risk-averse, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Corzine Rebuffed Internal Warnings on Risks

  • Now the beneficiaries of the status quo have grown too strong and the left wing of the ruling coalition—thought to include Mrs. Gandhi—too vocal for the risk-averse Prime Minister.

    New Delhi's Reformettes

  • Often, such surges in the VIX lead to "capitulation," says Mr. Martin, forcing risk-averse investors to the sidelines.

    Did 'Volatility Funds' Deliver?

  • The mixed messages of "we need to grow" and "we need to cut" leave employees confused, stressed, anxious, and risk-averse.

    Ron Ashkenas: Taking Risks in Tough Times

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